Text #3269History of the Peloponnesian War. Vol. 1 .
[Thuc. 3.3. Translated by Benjamin Jowett. Clarendon Press. 1900 p. 185]
The Athenians, who were suffering severely from the plague and from the war, of which they had begun to feel the full effects, reflected that it was a serious matter to bring upon themselves a second war with a naval power like Lesbos, whose resources were unimpaired1 […]
In 428, the plague was still raging in Athens. Mytilene, the chief city of Lesbos, rebelled against Athenian power. In June Athens sent a fleet to surprise the rebels during a religious festival, but the Mytileneans were warned in advance. [nE] ↩